AND FOUNDER OF OUR BAND: ANJAEL.
1.-Can you give us an update on what's going on with the band these days?
Well, right now we are working, from home, due to he global pandemic you know, but we still keep sounding around the World, but yeah, we keep working even if we’re tired, and we’re keeping our fans and followers updated about everything that’s coming, of course we have achieved all of this thanks to the valuable and dedicated work of our manager, Erik Norambuena.
2.-So far you have released a demo, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on the recording
Yes, we have released an unofficial promotional demo, but as everyone knows, things are difficult here in Venezuela, so, for that reason we wanted to release a demo so everyone can hear us even if we do not have the media to record an LP…yet.
Everything we do we make it with love and dedication for all of your fans.
Also, we chose the BLACK and DEATH genres because we wanted something powerful and aggressive, and these genres gave us that perfect mixture of feelings.
3.-What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band has explored so far with the music?
The lyrics of the band DEGOLLADO are mostly protest, we feel it as our way of protesting against the negative vision that some religions have in modern times. We do not criticize religion as such, but the negative aspect that they entail.
4.-What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Degollado'?
Technically, the word “Degollado” means “Beheaded”…
Well, the name of DEGOLLADO is a node to a little aneadote of us, our guitarist, Rolo, unfortunately witnessed a person while someone else brutally cut their throat, that obviously remained in his brain.
Later, while he was composing, he saved every recording data in a folder on his computer that he named “DEGOLLADO”, after that memory.
5.-Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the demo cover?
As I mentioned before, both the name and the art were the product of that bloody memory of that episode that the Guitarist of the band witnessed, I took him to look for ideas to reflect that memory both in image, music and name of the band ... and with this the idea for the art of the cover of this demo was born, which was edited by Victor Norambuena, son of our manager Erik Norambuena
6.-What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
Every time we’re on the stage, it feels incredible for us, we all have had incredible moments, unique moments, but especially the debut of the band in Valencia in May 2019, the receptivity of the public was impressive, which made us see what we started On the right foot, especially knowing that what we were looking for when merging these two genres such as BLACK and DEATH was better than we expected, we achieved what we wanted to achieve.
7.-The demo was released on 'Entocomphobic Records', how did you get in contact with this label?
The owner of the label, contacted our manager through our Facebook page after seeing all of our work and offered us to work as a team and join his label, we are very thankful.
8.- 0n a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black and death metal?
The reception has been very positive, both for the Venezuelan and Worldwide fans, but especially outside our country is when we have felt more supported, I feel that they like it so much that we played on a radio in Norway thanks to a great friend, Yoleima Gascon from the cradle of BLACK metal I feel that the receptivity has been positive.
9.-When can we expect a full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
As we said, the situation in Venezuela is not the best, it has been difficult for us to record our first album, the one we had planned release this year, then, the pandemic slowed us down a bit, but we’re already recording our first official single which will be done and ready by the end of August, and with the help of the universe we hope next year to already have the album that will contain 9 or 10 songs.
How do we see ourselves in future? Ending our first album, starting a second one and taking our music to every part of the world.
10.-What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Some the bands that have had little influence in DEGOLLADO , are Dark tranquility, Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir and Cryptosy , which are also the bands we listen daily.
11.-What are some of your non musical interests?
I have many personal interest and activities besides music, I have children to fight for every day, I have an incredible love for reading, learning more new things every day and being a better person , best human being, best mother, best friend, best musician.
12.-Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
First of all, thank you for the interest in our project, thank you also for the interview ... we thank the public that supports us and all those who in some way have helped us take our music to the places where It has been taken, Internet pages, magazines, YouTube channels and every possible digital medium.
As a goodbye ... we send a huge metal hug and long live rock and roll !!!